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Location images not considered 'scapes; landmarks, towns and cities, parks, vacation locations, your house
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The lighthouse was one of our favorite subjects on Monhegan, but it was also a challenge to figure out. I didn't get as many good/creative images as Duck and Dave, but I did try! Here's one.
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Very pleasing composition. I'm actually liking the subdued colors of the sky. I would suggest you look at the three light spots below the horizon line as it's pulling my eyes down and out of the frame. A little burning will help coax the eye back into the frame. :thumbup:

Otherwise, it's a really great shot.
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Duck wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Very pleasing composition. I'm actually liking the subdued colors of the sky. I would suggest you look at the three light spots below the horizon line as it's pulling my eyes down and out of the frame. A little burning will help coax the eye back into the frame. :thumbup:

Otherwise, it's a really great shot.
Thanks and good point. I wanted the tombstones to show up but that light above them is a little TOO light.
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minniev wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Thanks and good point. I wanted the tombstones to show up but that light above them is a little TOO light.
I used to struggle with this all the time, wanting to have everything within the image to have the same weight of importance. I have since learned that's not the way others look at our images. That's why you will always hear me ask, "what's the subject?" Not, "what are the subjects?" :D
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Duck wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 pm
minniev wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Thanks and good point. I wanted the tombstones to show up but that light above them is a little TOO light.
I used to struggle with this all the time, wanting to have everything within the image to have the same weight of importance. I have since learned that's not the way others look at our images. That's why you will always hear me ask, "what's the subject?" Not, "what are the subjects?" :D
I always struggle with the rules of photography and often refuse to obey them, particularly when it comes to extra subjects. I don’t really think of them as equally weighted subjects but more like punctuation. While I appreciate the well done photograph that does have a simple composition and single clear subject, I fail to enjoy making such images. It is not from lack of knowledge of what the rules are, it is from my insistence on doing things the wrong way by choice.
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minniev wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:19 am
[...] It is not from lack of knowledge of what the rules are, it is from my insistence on doing things the wrong way by choice.
And I'm okay with that. It's what makes you who you are. Your images speak for themselves and there's no denying you have made some really awesome images. :thumbup:
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Post by Psjunkie »

I'm not sure what to say here minniev....the title says sunset, you say lighthouse, the image to me says foreground because of the lighter areas center and left..It's a nice image but I seem confused by words..so maybe I should ignore the words and enjoy the image..If I had any comment for improvement it might be crop up from the bottom to just under the tombstones....more attention for sunset, lighthouse, and tombstones.

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Duck wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:33 am
minniev wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:19 am
[...] It is not from lack of knowledge of what the rules are, it is from my insistence on doing things the wrong way by choice.
And I'm okay with that. It's what makes you who you are. Your images speak for themselves and there's no denying you have made some really awesome images. :thumbup:
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Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:30 pm
I'm not sure what to say here minniev....the title says sunset, you say lighthouse, the image to me says foreground because of the lighter areas center and left..It's a nice image but I seem confused by words..so maybe I should ignore the words and enjoy the image..If I had any comment for improvement it might be crop up from the bottom to just under the tombstones....more attention for sunset, lighthouse, and tombstones.
Crop might help. Sorry about the words. It's all of that, you know.
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Post by davechinn »

Cool !!! Overcast creates soft lighting during the golden hour. Would have loved for us to have some morning fog .... just once !!! I'm sure you have a variety of images of the lighthouse to display and we'll be waiting for them to popup in due time.

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